Having first hand experience of making the tough change from a life on a superyacht to finding a fulfilling and successful life on land, we are stoked to support this new totally free support network for yacht crew.
Life After Yachting is the first month-long virtual event to help superyacht crew around the world find success when they are ready to move from onboard to onshore.
This unique 100% virtual experience is a global online portal for crew to connect and find jobs with land-based superyacht businesses and interested parties from other luxury industries. It’s also a business incubator for entrepreneurial crew supported by the ‘Kraken’s Den’ of industry leaders, an activist for talks with internationally acclaimed schools to facilitate the recognition of superyacht qualifications, and a virtual LIVE interactive one-day event. PHEW!
Created to support crew through what is often a difficult transition from a busy career at sea to finding stable and fulfilling land-based work, Life After Yachting gives superyacht professionals the chance to give back to the crew that have supported them over the years.
Virtual Month-Long Event | 1 – 31 September 2020
During September 2020, captains, crew and businesses can research and qualify each other via this virtual superyacht jobs fair.
The Life after Yachting portal is akin to a professional matchmaking tool that helps crew to find the best onshore connections. From crew looking for onshore work to companies looking to hire the best of the best globally, this platform presents skills and experiences obtained and required, and by optimising connections, it enables you to secure virtual meetings and online interviews.
Many of you find it hard to transition to a fulfilling onshore role when you are ready to leave life at sea. The superyacht industry is a rewarding yet highly niche sector, which means you can find it hard to meet new employers who understand the transferable skills set that you’e worked so hard to obtain.
Life After Yachting will bring together great employers such as shipyards and superyacht services, alongside businesses from alternative luxury sectors who actively want to employ yacht crew, and value the aptitude and experience you can bring to their company.
Kraken’s Den business incubator and LAY Support Network
The second element of Life After Yachting was launched to support entrepreneurial crew. Don’t we wish this was around a few years ago! As we well know, night watches and downtime at sea can give you the time to think up fantastic business ideas but shaping those ideas into a successful long-term business is not easy.
Life After Yachting connects crew with a team of experts who can help to develop those ideas and assist in creating and actioning the perfect business plan and pitch.
During the virtual live event crew will have the opportunity to present their pitch to the ‘Kraken’s Den’ of business advisors, all of whom are proven and successful leaders in yachting.
This year’s Krakens include, John Courtney, Managing Director of FunAir and Will Faimatea, founder and director of Bond TM joining Life After Yachting founder and start-up expert Titta Uoti-Väisänen and Sarrah Macey from Global Superyacht Marketing.
During the early stages of this business incubator it became clear that crew also welcome general advice and support, from lifestyle coaching to adapting their finances. The LAY support network was established for all crew looking for a Life After Yachting, with online supporters able and willing to give advice on numerous real-world situations.
We are proud to be on the support panel along with Will and Angela from Bond TM, Anna from Anna Petchell Coaching, Emma from Church House Investments, John from FunAir, Jessica from WilsonHalligan, Sarrah from Global Superyacht Marketing, Joey from G.U.E.S.T., Susanne from La Roches Hospitality School, Caitlin from ISWAN, Pandora from Art On Yachts, Jesse from Eventilla and Iiro from Tavata Events.
Virtual LIVE one-day event | 18th September 2020
The third element is a one-day live virtual event on the 18th September that allows crew to find out more about potential future employers, advisors and the LAY support network. Each supporter will broadcast a 20-minute segment during the day and Tony our founder will be one of the speakers, so make sure you tune in for that!
After that the Krakens Den will be broadcast with entrepreneurial crew showcasing their business plans, ideas and pitches and presenting them to The Krakens Den of yachting leaders. It’s going to make for some great viewing!
The Virtual LIVE Event will be broadcast securely via Zoom and you can get the program and link inside the Life After Yachting portal.
For more information and to access all this goodness please visit www.lifeafteryachting.com